In Numbers: The epic career of Snoop Dogg
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In Numbers: The epic career of Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is one of hip hop’s most beloved MCs. Rising to prominence by the side of 2pac and Dr Dre on Death Row Records, the rapper (real name Calvin Broadus) is loved for his unique tone, funky West Coast raps and laidback delivery that leaves his listeners feeling relaxed. Known as hip hop’s marijuana maestro, Snoop is definitely one of the greats.

With the Long Beach rapper’s rise to fame commencing during the early 1990s G-Funk era, his mainstream commercial success was almost instant when he was introduced to the world as Dr Dre’s protégé on the legendary track ‘Deep Cover’ in 1992. 

His first and second albums would lay the foundation for a career that would accelerate at lightning speed leading the rapper to work with the likes of The Neptunes, Ice Cube and Jay-Z. Furthermore, outside of US hip hop, Snoop would take a journey to explore Rastafarianism and attempt to incorporate reggae into his music. 

So, with such an illustrious career, it is only fitting that we look back and analyze the facts and figures that detail the epic career of Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg’s solo albums

Across his 30-year career, Snoop Dogg has released a total of 19 studio albums, 17 compilation albums, three EPs and 25 mixtapes. However, as a side-note, the rapper has also contributed to five collaborative albums — one with his Long Beach comrades Nate Dogg and Warren G and most recently with E-40, Ice Cube, and Too Short, with whom he has formed a new collective named Mount Westmore. 

Snoop’s most successful album to date is his 1993 debut album Doggystyle, one of only three albums to reach number one. However, although Doggystyle was Snoop’s debut album, Snoop’s highest-selling album, as opposed to his highest charting, again is his 1993 debut album Doggystyle

The albums boast classics such as smash-hit ‘Gin And Juice’, as well as ‘Who Am I (What’s My Name)? And ‘Tha Shiznit’.

Snoop Dogg’s most streamed song

Snoop Dogg’s most streamed song is a 2011 single from the Mac And Devin Go To High School soundtrack that the rapper curated alongside Wiz Khalifa. Both artists feature in the film and on every song, but this single is entitled ‘Young, Wild And Free’. An iconic stoner anthem, ‘Young, Wild And Free’ has been streamed over 1 billion times, making it Snoop’s most streamed song.

The single peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified six times platinum in the US and platinum in the UK. With a hook by Bruno Mars, the song has mainstream appeal as what some would dub a “pop-rap” record.

Snoop Dogg’s biggest video on YouTube

As a lead artist, Snoop Dogg’s most popular YouTube video is his 2004 single ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ featuring Pharrell Williams, which currently sits at 226 million views. Of course, the music video pre-dates the website YouTube and was on TV screens in 2004 as the lead single for his album Rhythm and Gangsta, but has managed to accumulate 226 million views since its upload in 2009.

As a featured artist, Snoop Dogg’s most popular YouTube video is the 1999 single ‘Still D.R.E’ on which he appears alongside Dr Dre. Uploaded in 2011, the video currently has 1.1 Billion views on YouTube, making it Dr Dre’s most viewed as a lead artist and Snoop Dogg’s most viewed as a featured artist. 

Snoop Dogg’s Net Worth

Snoop Dogg’s net worth as of 2022 is around $150 million. In the early 2010s the rapper founded an American football league for children called the ‘Snoop Youth Football League’ and, around the same time, developed his own strain of cannabis named ‘Snoop Dogg Master Kush’, investing in the California cannabis market.

Recently in a podcast, Snoop Dogg revealed that in 2022, the standard fee for a 16-bar Snoop Dogg verse is  $250,000. He further revealed that for him to appear in a music video, the standard rate is $250,000 per hour of filming. In 2022 64-bars from Snoop Dogg will cost $1 million. View Snoop Dogg breaks down the costs in the clip below.